The Mangum Mirror (Mangum, Okla.), Vol. 1, No. 13, Ed. 1 Tuesday, May 1, 1917 Page: 1 of 8
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['his Space Rwrved for Name ot the First Mangum
rirm Placing a Double Page Ad With The Mirror
"SEE YOURSELF AS OTHERS SEE YOU
Mangum, Oklahoma, Tueaday, May I, 1917
REFLECTS THE SENTIMENT
OF THE WHOLE PEOPLE
DO YOU WANT THE OZARK TRAIL HERE?
TIME FOR ACTION FACES PEOPEE
OF MANGUM AND CHEER COUNTY
Mangum Business Men Are Realizing That
the Only Way To Get It Is To Dig
Up The Money And Build It
HARMON GO. STILL AN EYESORE
Much Work Remains to be Done on
the Roads Into and Out
At a meeting of the Chamber of
Commerce last night, presided over by
President Hearn and Secretary Single-
tary, the people of Mangum were
brought face to face with the stern
realization of the fact that only des-
perate efforts could win for us the
marking of the Ozark Trail. Reports
from Messrs. Gully and Singletary
who had made the trip over the north-
ern route emphasized the fact that
those people were real competition.
They are building a real road and
are spending thousands of dollars to
construct a highway over a country
which is in many places even worse
than the section across Harmon coun-
ty. The fact that the road from Man-
gum north to the six mile store and
the road west past the fair grounds
still needed considerable attention,was
elaborated upon and a committee was
appointed to confer with Commission-
er Overton and ascertain how much
assistanse could be depended on from
the county. This committee was com-
posed of Messrs. Gully, Lovett, Jane-
way, Garrett and Stone.
The question of maintaining the
convict camp in Harmon county was
then discussed and a committee was
appointed to ascertain how much
longer it would take to put the road
there in shape for inspection. A com-
mittee was appointed to make a trip
over the road and ascertain by per-
sonal inspection and consultation with
Superintendent Buckner just, what
would be needed in the way of time
and money. This committee was com-
posed of Messrs. Jess. Gully, Single-
tary, Ryder, Jesse and Pace. They
left this morning for the trip and are
to report at once. They are empower-
ed to take any steps necessary to raise
the funds to moet the emergency.
It was reported by Secretary Single-
tary that Granite had raised about
$100 of the promised &VJ0 and that
Wellington had her $250 ready but no
further help is looked for from out-
side sources, the concensus of opinion
being that if Mangum really wanted
the road to come through this city, it
would be up to her to roll up her
sleeves, forget the money she had al-
ready poured into the project and get
busy in earnest. Percy Cornelius
made a .forceful talk on the import-
ance of the road, not only as a trade
feeder to Mangum, a transcontinental
tourist route but to its importance
The Mangum high school nine came
home from Hollis Satuday night .with
a hard luck story and two straight
games against them. They played the
Hollis aggregation on their home lot
and lost the first game by a score of
4 to 7, the second by a score of 7 to 12
The boys do feel so badly about it,
however for they played good ball
but the opposing nine played just a
little better. They are now figuring
o^strengthening their team and gett-
ing sweet revenge.
Thirty Members of First Infantry
Fail to Report, Governor
Special to the Mirror.
Oklahoma City May 1.—Thirty
members of the First Infantry have
failed to report at Ft. Sill and their
arrest has been ordered. Their names
have been sent to every sheriff in the
state and a reward of $50 has been
offered by Governor Williams for the
arrest of each one of the "slackers."
If captured they will becourtmartialed.
The penalty is either death or life im
The Great Oil Map of the State is
Gradually Being Extended and
Will Cover Our County
Prof. C. S. Larkey is the Mirror's
special correspondent at Hester and
he is also our authorized represent-
ative for the purpose of receiving or-
ders for subscriptions, advertising
and job work. He will appreciate
any Item of news, subscriptions or or-
Tom Hinds and Roy E. Foraker
gavo their names to postmaster, J, R.
Dark Monday as volunteers.
The two box cars and passenger
coach which have boon serving as
passenger and freight depot were re-
moved Monday morning by the south
The Fifth Sunday meeting at the
Baptist church was well attended.
Mr. and Mrs. 'C. S. Larkey motored
to Elk City Friday evening, returning
Sunday afternoon. •
Hardy and Gus Crisp were Sunday
guests of Mr. and Mrs, Willie Hunt.
Rev. Teague filled his regular ap-
pointment at the Baptist church Sun-
THE SOCIAL SWIRL
ROAD CAMP NOTES
Rev. J. W. Solomon and family, of
Reed, visited the road camp Monday.
Bro. White of the Madge district,
preached Sunday morning to the boys
at the road camp.
Leon Nance and family, of Hollis,
visited the road camp last week. They
are old friends of Mr. Buckner who
has charge of the camp.
Among the Granite visitors here
last week were B. F. Van Dyke and
A. F. Schwartz. Mr. Schwartz is one
of the old-time boosters and states
that Granite is rapidly coming to the
The Ozark Trails organization on
the northern route, west, is running
true to form—little noise and lots of
work. There's a surprise in store for
some folks who think their route has
the mark cinched.
Just arrived, a car of hog and
poultry fence. Cicero Smith Lumber
The j*apid development of the oil
industry in the state arid the extension
of "aildeatting" in unproven fields
has reached old Greer county and it
is now admitted that some of the best
looking propositions in the "wild-cat"
game are in and around Mangum.
A big block of leases is now being I
secured five or six miles north of
Joe Heatly entered a plea of guilty
to a charge of being drunk in a pub-
lic place. Simon Brown was commit-
ted to jail for failure" to pay a fine for
a like offense.
Judge Wilkins Garret is in Ard-
more on business.
J. K. Sorrell and W. R. V aughan
were visitors at the county superinten-
dent office today from Consolidated
Rudie Berringer, aged 21 was issued
a license to wed Miss Bertha Roberts
aged 16, both are of Mangum.
A license was issued to Cornie
Stroube aged 21 and Miss Bess Watts
aged 21. Both of Mangum.
O. R. Jeeter and W. D. Hall, of
Granite by those who are reported to j Brinkman were visitors at the office
be acting for the Standard OiJ Co,, j °' Court Clerk Jeeter today.
and a test will be put down in the near I
as in the city
renewing old acquaintances,
t,, ' The Judge was for vears a resident of
^ t I Blair 1
t. Loe Texa*.
from a military point of view and future. Several local companies are j Messrs Guthrie, Ball, Perry and
called attention to the fact that Con- j busy in the field and are straining Dodson left yesterday morning for a
gress was already considering mnk- every effort to be the first to drill into short business trip to OklahomaCity.
ing the trail a military road to the pay.
southwest. The Granite Oil and Development . Judge G. S. Ruling, one of Greer
In an interview today Commissioner I Co.. had a Hat hole at 1240 feet and county's old timers,^ -
Overton stated positively to a rep re- j are busy getting it straightened and in J toda^ renewing
sentatlve of the Mirror that the coun- ( a few days will Ik? ready to go to the but is now ll\*ing in San \ngelo
ty had the money in the road fund for! bottom in their test on the C ^ ~
the purpose of completing the road j lease, east of \\ illow.
into Mangum from the north and out j The Russel Petroleum Co., who have
of here to the west, that they were some 12,000 acres under lease near
ready to do the work at once and that Russell are busy getting ready to
there would be no hitch in placing the start a standard rig on a test in one j ^
road across the county in first class of the most promising fields in the
condition ready for inspection. He county. Nearly everyone is interested
«taU*d that the big tractor was now in developing the possible resour-
busy grading the read near the fair of tho field and it is a safe bet
ground and that as soon as lines that within six months oil will be
could lie given by the engineer that found.
the work would he pushed on to the A crew of rig builders broke the
record for the Kussel company last
w«s k. Two automobile loads of them
r for a came up from FJectra. and
proud started work at 2:10 p.m.. the following
Tuesday - Lihoraa Club meets with
Mrs. J. T. Howard.
Tuesday - Euphrosonian Duodeciam
club of the Domestic Science depart-
ment of the high school will meet with
Miss Nell Wilson in the evening.
Thursday - Aftermath Club with
Mrs, J. L. Carpenter as hostess.
Friday—Culture Club in the home
of Mrs. B. L. Tisingor to study Wash-
ington D. C. with Mrs. Valin Jacobs
+ + +
Mrs, Earl Foster nee Miss Alta Saw-
yer arrived on Monday for a few days
visit in the home of Mr. and Mrs. H.
4- 4- 4-
Mrs. C. Phelps and daughter, Net-
tie Lou, mother and sister of Mrs.
W. D. Black returned to their home
in Duke this morning after a few days
4- 4- 4-
About thirty of the freshmen class
of the high school chaperoned by Miss
Bess Snell spent Saturday afternoon
climbing the mountains at Granite. Be
fore returning home in the evening"
th ®y enjoyed a well prepared picnic
supper at the springs.
4- 4- 4-
The friends of Donald Howard, son
of Dr. P. V. Howard, who recently
went to the Great Lakes training
school, will be glad to know that he
is rapidly recovering from an illness
which confined him in the hospital for
a few days.
4- 4- 4-
Dr. C. E. Spann of Altheimer, Ark.
and Mr. C. R. Spann of Granite are
guests in the home of their father, Mr.
J. W. Spann, having been called here
on account of his illness, he having
undergone an operation last Sunday.
Mr. Spann is resting well at this time.
4- 4- 4-
Miss Olin Hamilton came in from
Brinkman Friday to spend the week
end with home folks.
+ •!■ 4-
Mrs. Gordon Moss is enjoying a
visit from Mrs. Allen Locke of Jester
4- 4- 4-
Mrs. G. L. Orith is here this week
as the guest of Mrs, H. L. Crittenden
and other friends.
4- 4- 4-
Mrs. J. E. Chastain of Oklahonm
City returned to her home on Sunday
from visiting her sister, Mrs. J. L.
Gilliland of Reed and also friends in
4- + 4-
Mrs. F. N. Davis departed Monday
morning for an extended visit with
relatives in Chickasha. Okla., and
Prof. T. R. McPbeeters of the Brink-
man schools was a visitor, in the city
4- 4- 4-
Mr. and Mrs. S. P. Reeburgh ar-
rived on Friday evening from a four
months stay in Corpus Christi, Texas
They report that part of the country
as being unusually dry and gardens
and crops suffering as a consequence.
4- 4- 4-
Mr. Dodge who had been visiting
relatives here accompanied his sister,
Mrs. Mary Cain to her home in Nor-
man on Friday and will visit her there
l>efore returning to his home in Otta-
4- 4- 4-
Mrs. L. M. Butler was in from Reed
on Saturday visiting her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Sam Hall.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Sims went to
Oklahoma City on Friday of last week
to visit their son. Will Sims and wife.
CHANCELLOR VON HOLLUIIEC WILL
OFFER PEACE PROPOSAL THHRS.
Munition Workers In the Rheine Province
Are On Strike. La Follette's Efforts
to Submit Conscription Defeated
Mr. and Mrs. G. N. Hunter and
Harry Van Etta, James Doolin and (lau>fhters. Jenni.' and Rosie motored
- - — - * ith rel-
! BiUy Auld left yesterday morning for U) Saver Saturday for a visit
Oklahoma City where they will join atjv#s< returning Sunday.
Doolin ha*.already served
four years and now that a chance for
active service serins In sight, he has-
tened to re-enlist.
Cicero Smith Lumber Co. Ii
new supply of hog and poultry
We have th.
Miss Clara McGuire. daughter of
Mr. \V. G. McGuire, and a student in
O. C. W. at Chickasha is at home 111
with searlet fever.
+ + +
Mr. Wilson's geology elass of the
high school rbaperoned by Mr*. IVr-
Word has been received here that
Mr. Clayton Abernathy, who recently
joined the navy and went to the Great
Lakes training school, is ill with ty-
4- 4- 4-
Mrs. Arthur Lovott was hostess to
the Round Table Girls on Saturday
afternoon when she had as special
guests Misses |Opal Caddel, Buelah
Jacobs, Mary Wright, Sallie andCres
sie Nelson, Minnie Lovett, Retta Ram-
sey. After several games of "600"
strawberries, ice-cream and cake were
Members of the Sterling Thimble
Club and a few additional guests were
entertained by Mrs. C. W. Terry on
Friday afternoon with games of
"600" when our national colors were
used as decorations. A delicious ice
course was served at which time tiny
flags were given as favors.
4* 4- 4-
Only relatives and a few intimate
friends witnessed the impressive sol-
emnization of the marriage of Mr.Cor-
nie Stroube and Miss Bess Watts in the
Central Christian church on Monday
evening at (5 o'clock, the Rev. Merrill
of Edmond Okla., officiating.
These young people are well and
favorably known in Mangum having
spent the greater part -of their lifetime
here, and both are graduates at the
high school. The bride was hand-
some^ gowned in a traveling suit of
sand color with accessories to harm-
onize and the groom wore the con-
After-the ceremony Mr. and Mrs.
Tom Melton entertained a few inti-
mate friends of the young couple with
a dinner in their honor in the home of
Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Stubbs.
Later in the evening the newly mar-
ried couple went to Hobart by auto to
avoid the pranks of their many friends
who wish them a very long and happy
Mr. and Mrs. Stroube will be at home
with the bride's parents Mr. and Mrs.
J. E. Watts on So. Louisiana Ave.
4- 4- 4-
A very interesting and helpful all
day meeting of the City Federation of
Missions was held in the M. E.
church on Monday when the forenoon
was devoted to devotional exercises
and a business session.
Officers elected for the coming year
were Mrs. B. L. Tisinger, Pres., Mrs.
S. D. Rude, V. Pres., Mrs. J. L.Guth-
rie, Rec.Sec., Mrs. Arthur Cocke,Cor.
Sec.,and Mrs. B. E. Davis,Parliamen-
tarian. A delicious lunch was served
during the noon hour after which ad-
dresses were made by Mrs. II. S. Gil-
liam, Pres. of the City Federation of
Oklahoma City, and Mrs. II. Z. Duke
of Dallas, Texas. Rev. Merrill of Ed-
mond also made a short talk and sev-
eral musical numbers were rendered.
Word was received here on Monday
of the death of Mr. BillyHawkins at j
Birmingham, Alabama. Mr. Hawkins
is well known here, having made his ,
home withhis brother, Mr. Haw-
kins of this place for some time. His j
burial will take place at Sweet Springs
Mo. on Thursday.
Miss Sue Donna Graham celebrated
her sixth birthday anniv«rsary on
Monday by entertaining a number of
her little friends. Various games were
played during the afternoon after
which a pretty birthday cake was cut
and ice cream was served to the little
people who were I>ee Clower, Evelyn
Brown, Tiny and Margaret Clark.
Julian Catherine Carpenter. Lacy No-
ble Jr. Margaret Ritter. Mary Mar-
garet StulU. Francis and John t'ostin
Davis Funderhurk. I^vereM and Adele
Heehurgh and J. W.. Uhoma and
Interned Vessels Ready the First.
Wheat Drops Sixteen
Special to the Mirror.
The Hague, May 1.—It is currently
reported here that Chancellor Beath-
inann Von Holweg will submit a new
peace proposition to the Reichstag
next Thursday. What the nature of
the new proposal is cannot be learned.
It is now known definitely that at
least half of the workers in the mu-
nitions factories in the Rhoin province
are on a general strike and that the
situation is becoming more difficult to
handle each day.
Special to the Mirror.
Washington May 1. —An effort of
Senator La Follete to secure the a-
doption of an amendment to the con-^
scription bill which would have re^
ferred it to the people, was defeated
by. a vote of tixty-eight to four. Those
voting for the measure being La Fol-
lete, Gore, Gronna and Vardaman.
Under the conscription act as it
will probably finally pass, Oklaho-
ma's quota will be nine thousand and
fifteen for each of the half million
armies which are to be raised.
This will moan one man for each two
hundred and twenty five population.
Special to the Mirror
Washington May 1—Repairs on the
damaged interned German vessels are
being rushed and it is now expected
that they will be ready for service in
the transportation of troops, muni-
tions and supplies by the first of June.
Special to the Mirror
New York May 1—The police here
today arrested Wolf Birsch and Geo.
Myringer on the charge of attempting
to blow up the offices of J. P. Morgan
& Co. Hirsch was formerly a German
Special io the Mirror.
Chicago May 1 May wheat drop-
ped sixteen cents on the open market
here today, closing at $2.55.
Plant Mexican beans.
Advance Man Here Saturday Will
Have Office In Postoffice Build-
ing May 12 to 16
I. Johnson, commissary steward of
the naval recruiting office at Oklaho-
ma City was in the city Saturday in
his capacity of advance publicity man
for that office. A regular itlnery of
71 days has been arranged for the re-
cruiting party which will arrive in
Mangum on the Katy at 7:20 am. on
May 12 and will leave here at 7;20 am
on the I6th. The party will consist
of Connors, chief electrician and Ken-
nedy, fir*t class "bosuns"' mate and
an office in the postoffice
A preliminary physical
n will be given the appll-
and In the event they pass,
mt will be riven a ticket to
and happy f
of a bo
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Ryder, J. W. The Mangum Mirror (Mangum, Okla.), Vol. 1, No. 13, Ed. 1 Tuesday, May 1, 1917, newspaper, May 1, 1917; Mangum, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc282035/m1/1/: accessed January 18, 2019), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.